Platyrrhine meaning

plătĭ-rīn
Of or belonging to the primate infraorder Platyrrhini, characterized by widely separated nostrils that generally open to the side, and including the New World monkeys such as the spider monkeys, marmosets, and titis.
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Having a broad flat nose.
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A platyrrhine monkey.
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Having a broad, flat nose with nostrils that open to the side, creating a wide, flat septum.
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A platyrrhine animal, esp. the New World monkeys.
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Of or belonging to the primate infraorder Platyrrhini, characterized by widely separated nostrils that generally open to the side, and including the New World monkeys such as the spider monkeys, marmosets, and titis.
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Having a broad flat nose.
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A platyrrhine monkey.
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Of or relating to the New World monkeys, distinguished from the Old World monkeys by a broad nasal septum and widely separated nostrils that generally open to the side.
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(zoology) Having a broad, flat nose.
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(zoology) Any New World monkey of the Platyrrhini.
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Origin of platyrrhine

  • New Latin Platyrrhīna group name from Greek platurrhīs broad-nosed platu- platy- rhīs rhīn- nose

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition